Less Small Talk; More Deep Conversation

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science by Dr. Mattias Mehl of the University of Arizona indicates that people who spend more time engaged in deep conversation seem to be happier than those who engaged mostly in small talk:

“We found this so interesting, because it could have gone the other way — it could have been, ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ — as long as you surf on the shallow level of life you’re happy, and if you go into the existential depths you’ll be unhappy,” Dr. Mehl said.

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